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Leo imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Macedonia (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

λεοντ/
/σπθ/κ
ομητ/κορ
τησμκε
δονι/

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι κόρτης Μακεδονίας

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: ΤΣ|ΔΛ. Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of five lines. Wreath border.

λεοντ/
/σπθ/κ
ομητ/κορ
τησμκε
δονι/

Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι κόρτης Μακεδονίας

Accession number BZS.1958.106.4191
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 1, no. 43.16a.
Zacos-Veglery, no. 2143.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Λέοντι βασιλικῷ σπαθαρίῳ καὶ κόμητι κόρτης Μακεδονίας.

Theotokos, help your servant Leo imperial spatharios and komes tes kortes of Macedonia.

Commentary

This specimen comes from the same boulloterion and same stock of blanks as BZS.1977.34.93 and 1958.106.3367.

There are relatively few seals of kometes tes kortes (counts of the tent of the strategos, cf. Listes, 341) who specify on their seals the name of the theme in which they exercised their functions (e.g., Sig., 289-90, komes tes kortes of Chaldia).